Saturday, January 20, 2007

Sick Minds

Ken Hovind is a "young earth" creationist that built a Pensacola, Florida park called Dinosaur Adventure Land, which "depicts humans and dinosaurs co-existing in the last 4,000-6,000 years and also contains a depiction of the Loch Ness monster."

He was just indicted for tax evision and given TEN YEARS in prison. He owed over a million dollars.

In a Pharyngula post on the topic, two quotes stood out to me that indicate the mindset of those in this "realm" of the world (must...hold back...from making judgemental...comments. Let the quotes speak for themselves....).

First, a supporter named Shelley the Republican, in a post that later urges believers to pray for a positive outcome of the (at that time not finalized) judgement, writes.
A quick review of the case show that the federal court unfairly denied Hovind's sensible and truthful defence: Kent owes no tax because everything he "owns" is really property of God. This is a fact that we would all do well to remember!
Sure, if you don't want to live in a country, like the United State of America, which is founded on secular laws, feel free to remember it. Are you really sinking to the equivalent of "But God created adultry"?

Next, Kent's own words to the court, asking for leniency.
If it's just money the IRS wants, there are thousands of people out there who will help pay the money they want so I can go back out there and preach," Hovind said.
How could we ever build a bridge to these states of mind? They need to form their own Christian version of Iran, I suppose.

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